The bet365 offer is simply too good to ignore when you can get €250 on with all the place part returned immediately which effectively doubles the price. All these selections should be backed with that offer.
I’m going to start with the realisation that there is only 1 class horse in this race and despite the fact that More of that is one of the favorites I still think he is value at 14/1 generally or 12/1 with the 365 offer. Even his Gold Cup run would be easily enough to win this and he wasn’t over exerted near the finish when his chance was gone. Every time I look at the weights here I just can’t get away from him, especially when he seems to be improving significantly in his last 2 runs. This should be ideal for him. Normally id never go EW at this price but its free and if he gets around he will be placed at least.
My original second pick for this is Stellar Notion. He is a very good jumping prominent racer that has been in very good form this year in top races. Compared to some of the marks in this race his looks manageable and if he stays here, which is in fairness a big question mark, he will give us a great spin for our money. 50/1 with the 365 offer is very good value.
Measureofmydreams was in the process of getting to a decent finish at the festival last month when getting badly hampered 2 out. He looks to have been trained with this race in mind and looks well treated compared to some of the others here. He is a definite stayer with a very light season this year and will improve here.
2 Points EW More of that 12/1 Bet365 – 2 Points win 14/1 elsewhere
1 Point EW Stellar Notion 50/1 Bet365 – 1 Point win 80/1 Coral/betfair/blacktype
1 Point EW Measurefmydreams 40/1 BET365 – 1 Point EW 50/1 6 places pp/vc
Earlier in the week i put this up
I’m going to get in a bit early with my first selection here as I think sense will prevail shortly and he will shorten to about 33/1 before the end of the week. Bishops Road is a certain stayer here, and although he fell at his first attempt at these fences, he has only had 1 go and some of his form even this year reads well in comparison to a lot of this field. He has given weight to a lot of those up the top of the market and is much better in here after only 3 runs this year. At 9 he is the right age and with under 11 stone he has too many positives to ignore. I’m also pretty sure he can act on decent ground and if the amount of soft that is in the ground stays there, all the better. I think he will not be out of the places if he stands up (which is obviously a big if the same as every horse at every price) .
2 Points EW 50/1 6 places Paddy/VC 66/1 5 places sky 50/1 5 places elsewhere
He is 80/1 with the Bet365 offer and 100/1 6 places VC. That is massive value